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New survey of the ideological views of lawyers

According to a recent survey on the ideological views of lawyers, the legal profession leans left: “Paul Caron at TaxProf summarizes (with table) a landmark survey of ‘The Political Ideologies of American Lawyers’ by Adam…


Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?

Will the bar passage results this year help clear things up? “Last August, the tens of thousands of answer sheets from the bar exam started to stream into the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The…




Job Prospects Improve for Law Students

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for law students? “There’s finally some good news for law school students: Compared to the previous year, a higher percentage of the class of 2014 found…


2010 Law Grad Had $328K in Student Debt

More reporting from the ABA and New York Times on the Class of 2010.  This student worked three jobs and now has a solo criminal defense practice: “The numbers were bad for law grad Hyatt Shirkey….




Whither the Bar Exam?

While the debate continues about “less able” law students, perhaps it is time for a holistic review of legal education and preparing students for the actual practice of law.  With some States looking to make the bar exam…